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This article is a part of our How To Buy Your First Motorcycle series. The previous article looked at how to get your M2 Intermediate motorcycle license. The next article looks at new vs. usedbuying gear, , and how not to get ripped off.
So you're buying your first motorcycle, good for you! You're probably wondering, should I buy new or used? What are the pros and cons? How long before I outgrow a beginner motorcycle? What fits my budget?
Part of our on-going How to Buy your First Motorcycle series. We've already looked at motorcycle insurance, the M1 license, including an M1 practice test, now it's time for the M2 test. We'll cover:
Should I take an M1 exit course (a.k.a. MSF riding school course), or just take the test with the ministry?
Does taking a course for my M1 exit test help me save on motorcycle insurance?
What are the approved ministry of transportation motorcycle courses and which one should I take?
Practice Safe Scootin'?
Scooters are a great way to get around the city. Some are even great for cross-country trips like KYMCO Xciting 500Ri. Big or small, here are some tips for all scooterists:
What oil should I use and how do I change the oil on my motorcycle?
KYMCO recommends 5W-50 motorcycle oil. This chart illustrates what motorcycle oil you should use based on the temperature. What you use in the desert or tropics may not be what we use here in Canada. On my KYMCO Venox, I put in fresh 10W-40 Semi-Synthetic motorcycle oil every oil change. The Synthetic vs. Non-Synthetic debate is older than I am and so I'll avoid it. I like my Semi-Synthetic, it's more than what's recommended, and it's good enough for me. Read More »
I came across someone who was restoring a 2005 Harley-Davidson Sportster motorcycle he recently bought. He was doing an awesome job rebuilding it, but didn't know what model of Sportster it was.
It's important to know what Sportster model you have, examples: Low, 883R, SuperLow, Custom, Standard, Roadster, etc. While 95% of parts are interchangeable, getting the wrong Sportster parts for the others can result in different lengths at suspension and at the forks, the wrong tires, and more.
Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman are at it again, but their newest series, "Long Way Up", will be on electric Harley-Davidson LiveWire motorcycles.Read More »
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With no end in sight to the heavy snowfalls we were getting in Toronto, Canada, this winter, I decided to reach out to CarCovers.com for a little help. They sent me a Platinum Shield SUV Cover for my SUV. What's the quality like? Is it worth the money? Should you get a cover for your car, truck, or SUV? Here's what I think, and why you might want a cover too.Read More »
If you're in the market for a toy hauler so you can bring your motorcycle with you while you travel all over the continent with your tiny home and your bike, you should probably buy from anywhere but here.Read More »